Decatur County Journal-Iowa
Thursday, March 2l, l9l8
MATTIE FRAZIER was born in Vermillion County, Illinois, June 25th, l845, and removed to Guthrie County, Iowa, in l853, where she lived almost continually until l863, when she returned to Illinois.She was here married to JAMES GRANDSTAFF, September 4th, l865, and with her husband immediately returned to Guthrie County, Iowa, where they lived until l870, when they moved near Pleasanton, Iowa, just across the state line in Missouri.In l884, they moved to Leon, Iowa, and have lived here continually ever since that time.It was here that she passed peacefully away at one o'clock a.m., March l0th, l9l8.
MRS. GRANDSTAFF was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in the winter of l862-3, at Guthrie Center, Iowa, and was received into full membership in Greenville, Ill., September 3, l865, and lived a pure and blameless life to the day of her death.
There was born to MR. and MRS. GRANDSTAFF in l866, a son, F. OTIS GRANDSTAFF, whose home is in Dallas, Texas.MRS. GRANDSTAFF has been a patient sufferer, having suffered since July 7th, l9l6, until March l0th, when she suffered another attack which caused her death.She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, one son, F. OTIS GRANDSTAFF, one grandson, Sergeant BEN F. GRANDSTAFF, now somewhere in France, one granddaughter, MARTHA GRANDSTAFF, who lives with her parents in Dallas, Texas, also a sister living in Fort Collins, Colo, MRS. EMILY BRENIZER, of Lamoni, MRS. MATTIE WARD, of Ravilli, S.D., MISS MABLE HOUK and HARLIN HOUK, of Fort Collins, Colo.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. W.M. Brooks, were held at the M.E. Church Wednesday afternoon, March l3th, interment following in the Leon Cemetery.